Four reasons why you should acquire your American Accent with Screenwise

Feb 7, 2019 | News

If you want to break through internationally or you are planning to make the move to Hollywood, it is essential that you obtain an American Accent. Without it, your chances of being invited for an audition are slim.

Screenwise’s six-week American Accent course is designed to give actors ‘the edge’ when auditioning for American Film and TV. Here are four reasons why you should acquire your American Accent with us.

A world-renowned vocal coach oversees this course

Natasha McNamara is well known around the globe for her vocal coach training. She has trained a long list of A-list actors including Hugh Jackman who has dubbed her as “one of the best in the business”. Natasha has over ten years experience in her field and comes from an acting background. Therefore, she has a unique understanding of the student experience and industry expectations.

Chris Hemsworth acquired his American Accent with Screenwise

Celebrated by audiences all around the world for his portrayal of Thor in The Avengers, Chris Hemsworth acquired his American Accent at Screenwise before moving on to star in major Hollywood blockbusters.

Chris is just one of the many successful actors that have studied at Screenwise over the years. Other critically-acclaimed Screenwise alumni include the likes of Todd Lasance (Spartacus), Nathaniel Buzolic (The Vampire Diaries), Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale), Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues), Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games) and Isabel Lucas (Transformers). Check out our Alumni section on our website.

Learn every aspect of American Accent

Natasha will train you in every aspect of American Accent including phonetics and muscle memory. She will also help you apply these skills into monologue and two-hander scene work as actors. This way you will not only play the accent, but also learn to embody the character with an accent. Performances are recorded, analysed and refined in class.

Take your time learning the accent

An accent takes considerable time, commitment and muscle memory to learn. Which is why our workshop takes place each week for three hours over a period of six consecutive weeks giving you enough time to perfect your dialect and also provides you with the right techniques to retain it.

The next American Accent course commences on 21st October 2019. The highly sought after programme is expected to reach capacity soon, so we advise those interested to apply as soon as possible to secure their place.


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